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Hildred Matrice Lam

January 18, 1932 — May 6, 2020

Hildred Matrice Lam went to home to her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Hildred was born in Greene County, VA on January 18, 1932 to Herbert and Lettie Smith Collier, she was 88 years old.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Hager Haywood Lam, three brothers, Ennis, Elbert and Delmar and two sisters, Lillian and Earl Jean.

She is survived by her brother, Dallas Collier and his wife, Margie, a very special sister-in-law; sisters, Mabel Shiflet, Dolly Morris and Darcus Dodson and her husband, Doug; son, Dale Lam and his wife, Alisa; her daughter, Wanda Lam Harris and her husband, Jerry; grandchildren, Jan Breeden (Daniel), Sarah Drumheller (Jeremy), Brandy Holder (John), Jason Lam (Zoe), and Kelly Imirie (Paul); great grandchildren, Madison, Carlin, Ethan, Colin, Preston, Eric, and Josie; and two great-great grandchildren, Aria and Alaya.

Hildred was our Matriarch, the heart and soul of our family. She passed gently and silently with her loving family beside her. She was wise, thoughtful and considerate to all. She married the love of her life, Hager Lam on September 21, 1950 and they were married 63 years at the time of his death. She was a devoted sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother who loved her family immensely and it showed everyday. Every holiday was Mom’s day and she was determined to keep her family close. She was the best cook in the world. Mom was genuine to a fault. She told you the truth even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear, she sugar coated nothing, and we are all better for it. She was strong in mind and spirit and we will miss her always.

The family will have a private interment at Holly Memorial Gardens with Rev. Edwin Deane officiating.

A very special thank you to Courtney, Lisa and Debbie with Heartland Hospice for their unwavering support and care.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

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